Ned Moore has been active in the health care industry for more than 10 years, working closely to help health care payers apply technology in ways that help them realize efficiencies and maximize their investments.
Moore was a key visionary behind the Portico Platform. He served as chairman, chief executive officer, and cofounder of Portico Systems before its acquisition by McKesson in 2011. Post acquisition, Moore is vice president of network performance management at McKesson. Prior to founding Portico Systems, he helped companies in the information technology, real estate, and distribution industries to leverage and build customer relationships and achieve financial and operational excellence.
Moore is a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, where he also serves as the chairman of the Robert G. Hamilton Endowment Fund. He has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty under Forty award, and was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Greater Philadelphia.
Charles Curie has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the mental health and substance abuse arena. He has earned national recognition through his core commitment to provide people with addictive and mental disorders the opportunity to realize the dream of full participation in American society.
He is the principal and founder of The Curie Group, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in supporting leaders in the mental health and substance use treatment and prevention areas. In 2001, he was appointed as administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). From 2001-2006, he led the $3.4 billion federal agency, which is charged with improving accountability, capacity, and effectiveness of the nation’s substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services.
Previously, Curie served as deputy secretary for mental health and substance abuse services for the Department of Public Welfare of the State of Pennsylvania. During his tenure there, he implemented a nationally recognized mental health and drug and alcohol Medicaid managed care program.
Bruce Luehrs is a partner with Emerald Stage2 Ventures, a Pennsylvania-based early stage venture fund focused on capital efficient information technology companies primarily in the technology-enabled services area. He has been a banker, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist for the past 25 years and is well known in the Philadelphia area, having served as a past Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (now the MAC Alliance) and as an active member of the Mid Atlantic Venture Conference Steering Committee and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Previously General Partner of the Edison Venture Fund, he championed numerous investments in the Mid-Atlantic region including Gain Capital, Virtual Edge (recently sold to ADP), Fiberlink and Innaphase (successfully sold to Thermo Electron in 2004). Over the past 8 years, Bruce has championed investments in 14 companies totaling over $60 million.
Bruce was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1975. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University following graduation from Duke University with a BA in Economics, summa cum laude.
Frank Lordi has been advising and helping to build start-up and emerging businesses for over fifteen years, and is a managing partner of Trestle Ventures, a company he co-founded to share his experience with other business owners and help them bring their visions to life. He serves as a member of its Board of Managers and Investment Committee.
Frank also founded AC Lordi Consulting and has helped grow the firm from a one-person start-up into a leading provider of accounting, internal audit and business advisory services with offices across the country. He was instrumental in engineering an investment of $25 million from a group of venture capital firms to expand the company, and continues to directly manage the firm. He has served as part-time CFO, strategic advisor, and Board member to numerous early stage and growing companies.
He began his career in public accounting with KPMG and Arthur Andersen’s emerging growth practice. Frank holds a BS in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Herbert White is the Associate Vice President of Finance at Temple University Health System, an integrated academic based health system with over $1.0 billion in revenue that includes a 120 bed acute psychiatric facility and crisis response center treating 10,000 clients annually. Herbert has twenty-five years experience in healthcare finance and is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Managers Association.
He has a B.S. in Accounting, MBA in Finance, and is an adjunct instructor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Herbert sits on the Finance Committees of Philadelphia International Medicine and Health Partners of Philadelphia.